Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Storytime

November 30, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week. ...

Story Time

November 30, 2018
10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
For children 18 months to 4 years old and their caregivers. Interact with your child in a variety of early literacy activities including music, movement, stories, crafts and games. ...

meditation for beginners

November 30, 2018
11:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Event Description:
In this one hour session you will learn Isha Kriya, a simple 12-18 minute practice, to help you meditate effortlessly.  Isha Kriya does not require previous experience with meditation and can be done sitting in a chair.   ...

Baby Lap Sit: Rhyme and Sign!

November 30, 2018
11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
Engage babies newborn to 18 months with movement to music, singing, rhymes and basic sign language to enhance social interaction and language development. Playtime follows. Fridays, Sept. 21 - Dec. 14 with a break on Nov. 23 11 - 11:45 a....

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

November 30, 2018
11:45am - 12:45pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the...
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Business & Entrepreneurship, Educational
Event Description:
Find yourself in the ZONE! Uninterrupted time to work on your novel for National Novel Writing Month in an official Come Write In location. Find out more here: https://nanowrimo.org/   From 1 - 2 p.m. local NaNo liaison Dani A. will d...

Ask Jack

November 30, 2018
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't. ...

Adult Craft Class

November 30, 2018
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Description:
Join us for a fun and informal craft class. ...

Teen Room

November 30, 2018
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs
Event Description:
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to hang out, have snacks, play games, and more. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

After School Gaming

November 30, 2018
3:00pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Kids are welcome to start the weekend right with some after school gaming!  Bring your own or choose from our library of board, card, role playing, or Wii video games.  Local gaming store "The Magician's Forge" brings new games monthly.&nbs...

Teen Movies

November 30, 2018
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Fridays, Aug. 17 - Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. with a break on Nov. 23 Chill with friends and watch a movie.   ...

Adult Craft Workshop

November 30, 2018
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event Description:
Potpourri and Sachets.  Spice up the holidays with your own potpourri! We will make sachets to fill with your favorite essential oil scents. All supplies provided.  Registration recommended as space is limited to 15 participants. Regi...

Mini Artworks

December 1, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Relax and experience the joy of creation using paper canvases, oil pastels and other materials to create a mini painting to take home or display in the teen center.  This is a self-directed, non-instruction program for all ages, available weekda...

Storywalk

December 1, 2018
10:00am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Garden - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Special Events, Storytimes
Event Description:
Stroll through our Reading Garden with your little one as YOU become the storyteller. Enjoy a different book the first Saturday of every month! Best suited for ages 7 and under, but all ages can participate. In case of rain, Storywalks will ...

Newborn and Infant Nutrition Support

December 1, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Babies, Families
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
Drop-in breastfeeding support and education will be offered at no charge by a trained peer counselor from Healthy Start Coalition with the goal of increasing knowledge and awareness for mothers. Toys and books will be offered for older siblings to st...

Children's Story Time On The Porch

December 1, 2018
10:00am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point
Age Group: Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
For children 0 and up, with caregiver present.  Start your weekend with favorite children's books read aloud on the lovely Osprey Library porch. ...

Holiday for the Birds

December 1, 2018
10:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Families
Program Type: Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Help our feathered friends celebrate the holidays. This is a program for families with children. Each family will receive a native Florida Red Cedar to be decorated with natural materials.  The tree and materials are supplied by the Friends of G...

Conversation Cafe

December 1, 2018
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Event Description:
Practice speaking English in a group setting. Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota. ...

Meditation for Beginners

December 1, 2018
10:30am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Description:
Isha Kriya is a simple 12-18 minute practice to help you become effortlessly meditative. Isha Kriya does not require previous experience with meditation, and each one hour session can be done sitting in a chair. ...

Decorate the Library

December 1, 2018
11:00am - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Get in the holiday spirit with music and treats while creating festive crafts to brighten up the library!  ...

Wordsmiths: Teen Creative Writing

December 1, 2018
11:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Creation Station - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs
Event Description:
Join us for fun and valuable lessons with our resident author on subjects including inspiration, editing, the submission process, and more. All writing styles and genres are welcome! Teen programs are recommended for grades 6-12.  ...

Tween STEM Club

December 1, 2018
11:00am - 12:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Description:
Ages 7-12. Each month has a new topic relating to Science, Engineering, Technology, or Math! Registration is required and light snack are served. ...

Gulf Gate Chess Club

December 1, 2018
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational, Games
Event Description:
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome. ...

Bad Art Contest

December 1, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 45
Event Description:
Are you less of a Michelangelo and more a Michelangel-no? Take part at the Jacaranda Public Library's inaugural extreme amateur art contest.  Part...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

LEGO Club

December 1, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games
Event Description:
Ages 5 and up. Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. Creations will be on display in the youth area for one week following the programs. LEGO pieces are provided by The Friends of Selby Publ...

SHINE

December 3, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.  Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under.  For Medicare appointments call th...

SHINE Counseling

December 3, 2018
10:00am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased and confidential counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers and those soon to be eligible. To locate a SHINE counseling site or community event near you visit www.floridashine.org or call the Elder...